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Airport concessions sales pick up as travelers return

After months of nearly zero traffic, leading a majority of the shops and restaurants at the airport to completely close during the height of the pandemic, all but two have reopened.

Global Time Attack brings supercharged cars in a race against the...

The Global Time Attack challenge, a new addition to the Grand Prix program, in which drivers compete for the fastest lap time over the course of the weekend.

From $1,000 to $60 million: Long Beach Community Foundation celebrates 25th...

The Long Beach Community Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary and a significant increase in the charitable assets it has been managing in recent years.

Farmers & Merchants’ East Long Beach branch celebrates a century in...

Built to accommodate the influx in cash created by the Signal Hill oil boom, the branch—located on the corner of Obispo Avenue and Anaheim Street in the heart of Zaferia—was the bank's first, following the construction of the historic Downtown flagship building in 1907.

Pop-up roller skating rink to open at 2nd & PCH shopping...

The rink is scheduled to open September 18 and will include a skate rental booth and kiosk for skates, accessories and merchandise currently underway.

The arts in the pandemic saw unprecedented challenges, historic support

Across Long Beach, museums have reopened their doors to visitors, dance crews are rehearsing and actors are returning to the stage. As the arts return after a year of pandemic restrictions, so does millions in auxiliary spending, from ticket sales to dinner reservations.

First major convention in Long Beach far exceeds attendance expectations

The Advanced Clean Transportation Expo is the first major convention to return to the Long Beach Convention Center after a 15-month hiatus.

Ownors Technologies wants to help creatives grow—and earn more money

With the pandemic shuttering music venues and live performances, 2020 turned out to be the year artists could use this kind of service more than ever.

Office vacancies have climbed during the pandemic, and businesses could benefit

The economy is rebounding and, across Long Beach, white-collar workers are trickling back into offices. The office sector of the real estate market, however, has yet to catch up.

Demand for home improvement work continues to grow, stretching contractors and...

“We are slammed,” said Angelika Mayer, office manager at upscale home build contractor Zieba Builders.

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